A bill that makes unsafe storage of a firearm a crime is moving forward. The legislation narrowly passed a vote in the house yesterday. According to the legislation, it revises the crime of unlawfully permitting a child access to a firearm to place emphasis on firearm safety and proper storage. Under the bill a gun owner could face a Class B misdemeanor if a minor or unauthorized person gets an unsecured weapon. If the weapon is used to kill or injure someone, the punishment would be moved up to a Class A misdemeanor.
Source: 24/7 News